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Saw a bobcat hanging out in my backyard today

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November 10, 2019, 07:34 PM
Balzé Halzé
Saw a bobcat hanging out in my backyard today
Apparently there's been quite a few sightings in the area recently. First time I've seen one in the wild. Beautiful.









"Bobcat" by the way is short for "Robertcat"...or so I've heard.


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November 10, 2019, 07:36 PM
RHINOWSO
Keep your housecats and small dogs inside...
November 10, 2019, 07:42 PM
BlackTalonJHP
Beautiful animal but I still keep CCI Quiet on hand just in case.
November 10, 2019, 07:50 PM
bigwagon
So cute, but probably not a good idea to pet it.
November 10, 2019, 07:57 PM
old rugged cross
Last pix is great. Probably hunting other small critter's. Domestic or otherwise. There is a reason they hang around populated area's on the fringe's.



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November 10, 2019, 07:59 PM
Texas Bob C.
Hello Kitty. I've had one in my backyard too.
November 10, 2019, 08:01 PM
Pipe Smoker
I’d put some cat food out for it.



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November 10, 2019, 08:01 PM
Skins2881
Scary/fucking awesome!



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November 10, 2019, 08:04 PM
Beancooker
Alan, I expected more. I figured you would have taken a pic if you petting him, or grabbing him and forcing a belly rub while in your lap. It’s just a big kitty. Smile

Seriously though, cool pics. I’m still waiting to see one in the live.



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November 10, 2019, 08:12 PM
1s1k
quote:
Originally posted by old rugged cross:
Last pix is great. Probably hunting other small critter's. Domestic or otherwise. There is a reason they hang around populated area's on the fringe's.
For sure. That tall grass/weeds are perfect for vermin and that's most likely his buffet.
November 10, 2019, 08:35 PM
Balzé Halzé
Wish I had a better camera, but of course I just had my cell phone. Not bad though on the fly.

My three year old was meowing at her. When I asked her if she wanted it as a pet, she said no, because it would eat her in her own house. I said, yeah, that's not cool...eating someone in her own house. She agreed.


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November 10, 2019, 08:50 PM
gearhounds
Very cool visitor and excellent pics. Great vermin removers.




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November 10, 2019, 09:29 PM
Bassamatic
That is pretty cool. He's a little guy. I've seen them back in my woods of and on but they are pretty elusive.



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November 10, 2019, 09:40 PM
rburg
I bought a finger puppet down in Moab a while back. When the grand babby came to visit he was sleeping beside me. I'm guessing maybe 8 months old. My wife tossed the furry little puppet to me, so I put it on my leg, looking at him. As he was waking up he saw the thing and in one smooth move, he grabbed it and put it in his mouth. Sort of, he munched it. Hence, Robert-the-cat became one of his favorites. Mine too.

I don't think we've got them around here. Sure would be a lot of feral food for them to get fat on, including stray kids. Got tree rats they could eat.


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November 10, 2019, 10:22 PM
Jimineer
That’s squirrel control in our neighborhood.
We just need more of them though.
Beautiful cats.
November 10, 2019, 10:58 PM
clubleaf206
To quote Jerry Clower; “It’s like a sooped up wildcat.”


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November 11, 2019, 04:46 AM
Bytes
That's very cool Balze. I knew we had them in No Utah but I've never seen one. I'm sure many of them have watched meBig Grin
November 11, 2019, 06:02 AM
lastmanstanding
Looks very healthy nice specimen. We have them in our area but haven't seen one in a couple years. Since the wolves moved in. Once you have a wolf presence that's about all you'll have most everything else will vacate the area.


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November 11, 2019, 07:27 AM
Bassamatic
I hope I am not hijacking your thread but here is a shot of a bobcat I picked up on one of my game cams. I went back to that spot with a tape measure and he was just about two feet from his paw to the top of his head. That would put him around 60 pounds I figured. Damn big cat.

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November 11, 2019, 07:58 AM
HayesGreener
I see their tracks a lot but extremely rarely see one in daylight. We live next to a 550,000 acre state forest so we get all manner of critters from time to time. Great photos


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